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By K. A. MacDonald
The Rockfish PTA is sponsor
ing an entertainment at the school
'tomorrow nigiht, Friday, April
22, at 8 o’clock. This entertain
ment will be put on by Ad Buie
and The Happy Hillbillies who
are a daily feature on Radio Sta
tion WFNC. There will be lots
of fun and entertainment for the
whole family. The prbcSi^ will
be used to aid the lunchroom and
other school projects.
Two additional dates for com-
^ ihence^ient affairs have been set.
( Tlm^ckfish school will present
its operetta, “Snow White and the
Seven Dwarfs” on the evening of
Friday, April M at 8 o’clock. The
Raeford Graded school will give
its operetta, “Florinda” on the
evening of Friday, May 6 at 8 o’
clock. Teachers and pupils are
working hard on these produc
tions and splendid shows are an
ticipated. All parents and friends
should plan to attend.
Hosts To Women
Of Church Friday
REA Gets Loan
Soldi^f Not Guilty
In Coi^t Tuesday
The Hoke-Raeford PTA held
its regular monthly meeting last
Monday evening at the Raeford
Graded school. Mrs. Neil McFad-
■yen, president, presided. Mrs.
Younger Snead’s room gave a
patriotic playlet that was tho
roughly enjoyed by aU who were
present. However, the meeting
was very poorly attended by par
ents, so poorly in fact, that no
attendance prize was awarded.
We hope that this will not be the
case again. When officers and
teachers and phpils go to all the
good program, parents should
show more interest. After aU, th6
schools are operated solely for
the benefit of your children and
not ^ to give the officers of the
PTA or' the teachers jobs. The
jobs are created for the benefit
, of your children.
The next pre-school clinics will
be held by Sanatorium doctors
at Ashemont on Monday, April
25, at 9;0(> a. nv. The Raeford
doctors will hold the Raeford
Graded School clinic on Thursday
April ,28 at 9:00 a. m.
.The Mildouson clinic was held
by Dr. Willcox on Tuesday. There
were 10 children examined. The
ones held last week at Bimling-
ton and White Oak on Thursday,
and Rockfish (white) and Bow-
more on Monday were also very
successful. A good attendance
was had at each center.
The Health Department an
nounces that any child of any
race, who failed to get to the cli
nic to which they were assigned
may,have their examination and
immunizations at the Health De
partment on any Friday between
9:00 a.nd 4:00 p. m. if the parents
will bring them in. We hope that
every parent concerned will take
advantage of this generous offer
on the part of Dr. Willcox and
the Health Nmses.
On Good Friday and Easter
Monday all the schools in the
county had some kind of Easter
celebration. Chapel programs and
Easter Egg hunts for the young
er children were the most popU'
Principal J. W. Turlington of
the Raeford Graded School an
nounces that with the permission
and. sanction of the town auth
orities the street behind the Grad
ed School is being closed to traf
fic each day from 10:00 a. m. to
4:00 p. m. to provide a larger
and safer play area for the child
ren of the school. Motorists are
asked to remember this and de
tour around this block during
, these hours.
R.aeford upheld its reputation
for genuine^ bospitahty last week
when the Presbyterian and Bap
tist churches were hostess
churches to organizations of each
The Presbyterial, that is the
Women of the Church of Fayette
ville Presbytery, metjm the Rae
ford church on Thursday and Fri
The business women’s meeting
was held on Thursday evening in
the Antioch chimch. A most deli
cious supper was served at seven
o’clock in the Educational Bpild
ing of the church. Everybody was
seated at tables that had beautiful
flower arrangements. Mrs. J. M.
Andrews extended greetings to
the women and a most excellent
and varied program followed.
On Friday morning in the Rae
ford church Mrs. R. L. Murray
extended greetings from the Rae
ford church, and Btrs. Archie
Howard from the district. The
entire program^^as informatory
and inspirational. There are 80
organizations in fhe Fayetteville
district with Phillipi being the
newest. The women of this Pres
bytery raised $58,240 last year.
Growth of the Negro work has
been outstanding and the worker
supported by this Presbytery, Miss
Julia Reed, made excellent ta!^s
at both. Antibcih and Raeford.
Mrs. S. H. Askew of Atlanta,
outstanding Bible teacher and
writer of the Southern Presbyter
ian church, gave a Preview of
John’s Gospel the book of the
Bible for special study this year.
Synodical visitors present were
Mrs. W. A. Dixon,. Mrs. George
U. Baucom and Mrs. C. L. Pott|.
M^Sf. Charles* Ross' aod Mrs. D.
.H." Shaw talked on the William
Black Memorials Home, which is
to be built at Montreat in memory
of Dr. William Black, one of the
grandest Presbyterian ministers,
who ever belonged to the Synod of
North Carolina. This is to cost
$75,000. $33,000 has already been
contributed and work will start
as soon as $50,00 is on hand.
There were four scholarships
given, two to Assembly’s Train
ing School and two to Flora Mac
donald cUege. Miss Elmira Whit
ley of Raeford won a scholarship
to Assembly’s training school and
Miss Doris White McNeill to
Life Memberships were present
ed to Mrs. Make McLean by her
children, to Mrs. Neill A. McDon
ald, Sr. by Shiloh Church, Mrs.
Ruth Hodgin by Antioch, Mrs. W.
A. Wright by Bethel Church and
Mrs. Will Currie, formerly of
Raeford, by the Maxton church.
New officers elected and installed
by Rev. W. B. Heyward were:
Recording secretary, Mrs. Archie
Howard; Historian. Mrs. A. A.
Mc^chern; Adult Advisor, Mrs.
Margaret Ratchfoyd; Secretary of
Spiritual Life and Evangelism,
Mrs. J. M. Andrews; Secretary of
Literature, Mrs. Lacy Godwin;
Secretary of Orphanage Work,
Mrs. John Knox; Chairman of
District II, Mrs. W. M. Shaw;
Chairman of District IV, Mrs. N.
H. Gibson; Chairman of District
V, Mrs. Jack Lancaster.
Dinner was served in the un
dercroft of the. church to about
All the committees cooperated
in everyway to make the big oc
casion a great succeSs but the ease
with which the registration was
conducted, the excellent dinner
served without any confusion and
delay, and the dignified flower
arrangements in both' sanctuary
and undercroft,, need especial
mention. Altogether the meeting
was one the town and Presbytery
have reason to be proud of.
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Coop Expects To Biiild
400 Additional Miles Of
Line; Now Serves 500Q
D. J. Dalton, Manager of the
Lumbee River Electric Member
ship CorporaHon, states that the
North Carolina Rural Electrifica
tion Authority has just approved
an application for a loan of $450,-
000.00 for the local cobperative.
The application has been sent to
Federal REA for the actual lend
ing of money. The new loan is to
go toward completing area cover
age in Hoke, Scotland, Robeson.
Cumberland counties. The Coop
erative still has some applications
for electric service that were
signed in 1945 and since.
The Cooperative'is constructing
extensions daily that were signed
in 1945 and 1947, along with five
to six himdred applicants who
have just signed for electric ser
vice. Dalton states that it is the
plan of the Cooperative that every
applicant who has signed applica
tion in the files today will have
electric service' before the year
He has also urged every farm
er in this area who is still doing
without electric service to con
tact the local office and make ap
The Co-op is now operating
1400 miles of line serving 5000
members. According to the ulti
mate study just completed the
Cooperative will build 200 miles
of additional line before the job
of area coverage is coihpleted. ^
The Cooperative’s headquarters
has been located in Raeford since
its organization but will move
to its new office building in Red
Springs within the next 60 to 90
The local cooperative is owned
by those it serves and controlled
by its board of directors, elected
by the members.. The directors
are: C. A. Alford, President,
Rowland; C. L. BaUance, St.
Pauls; Mrs. Lucy Smith. Raeford;
J. R. Caddell, Maxton; J. E. Mor
rison, Maxton; J. McN. Gillis, R-3
Fayetteville; Rowland R. Sealey,
Fairmont; H. C. Newton, Wagram;
and Ryan McBryde, Raeford.
Mrs. Addie S. Speed. 67, died
at her home near Louisburg Fri
day evening after an illness of
three months. Funeral services
were conducted at the home Sun
day afternoon by the Rev. F. B.
Brandenburg of Warrenton, as
sisted by the Rev. Aubrey Tom
linson of Louisburg and the Rev.
Stanley Potter of Henderson.
Burial was in the Elwood ceme
tery at Henderson.
Surviving are her husband;
three sons, Thomas H. of Hen
derson, James D. of the home and
Robe>t A. of Raleigh; two daugh
ters, Mrs. James Hight of Hen
derson and Mrs. Hubert A. Cam
eron of Raeford; three brothers,
Charlie C., Frank W. and Tal-
madge Speed, all of Oxford; three
sisters, Mrs. W. H. Moore of Dur
ham, Mrs. F. D. Spruill and Annie
Steed, both of Henderson; two
ARMORY SQUARE DAN(5e
LADIES NIGHT FRIDAY
rs,snd Edward Wha-
ite ' soldiers, were
charged Wit^ violating the pro
hibition laws and carrying a con
cealed weapon! in recorder’s coxurt
Tuesday nferciing before Judge
Henry MSfliarmid. Nichols was
also charged with driving drunk
and Whaleto with being drunk
and disorderly. Both were found
not guilty by 'Judge McDiarmid
on all charges except carrying a
concealed weapon, a pistol which
the policeman found in the glove
compaftihent of the car. Whalen
admitted ownership of this and
got 60 days onj the roads, suspend
ed on paymeht of $50 and the
costs. The pistol was confiscated.
A. R. Lackey, white, was
charged with violating the prohi
bition la-ws^diiwt the state did not
prosecute due to lack of evidence
and he was freed.
Robert Bolton, white, was found
guilty of illegal possession of li-
qur. Sentence was 90 days, sus
pended on p'a3nnent of $50 and
G2u:vey McAlister and Walter
Bronson, both colored, were each
charged with failing to stop at a
stop sign. Each paid the' costs.
Douglas Soper, white soldier,
forfeited a $25 bond for speeding.
Harry Welch, white of Salisbury,
paid $10 and the costs for speed
ing. Leslie York, white of Greens
boro', forfeited a $50 bond for
driving 75 iqailes an hour. Lloyd
GilliSj white, paid $10 and the
costs for spading,
Frederick Sohmun, white sold
ier, paid $25 and^the costs for
having no driver’s license.
Doc Love, colored, got 30 days
for giving checks Sentence
■was. sbspey^j^-iiiif^li^mfeiit of fife
costs and making good the cheek.
To Be Buried In
Lee County Today
The principal of the Raeford
Graded School announces that
Mr. McIntyre o£ the Raeford Thea-
(Continued on page 4),
The Rev*. W. B. Heyward and
Elder A. K. Currie represented
the Raeford Presbyterian church
at the Fayetteville Presbytery
which met Tuesday at the Anti
och Presbyterian church.-
Battery A, local National Guard
unit, resumes its square dances
with Elmo Stanton’s string band
at the armory tomorrow night.
Officials have announced that
the dance tomorrow wib. be a
special “Ladies Night” with all
ladies being invited to attend
Funeral services will be con
ducted at four o’clock this after
noon for Mrs. Hattie Pendergrass,
85, who died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. D. N. Leslie, in
this county at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday.
She had been ill for several
Mrs. Pendergrass was a native
of Lee county, but had lived here
for several years.
The services are to be held at
Zion Christian church, in Lee
county near Sanford. The Rev.
F. Tally will conduct the fun
eral, assisted by the Rev. W. B.
Heyward of Raeford and the Rev.
Mr. Hancock of Star. Burial is to
be in the churchyard cemetery.
Members of the Mary and Mar
tha Bible class of the Raeford
Presbyterain church plan to at
tend the service in a body.
In addition to Mrs. Leslie an
other daughter, Mrs. Emma Cum-
bee of Raleigh, survives. Also
surviving are two sisters, Mrs.
Ellie Mann and Mrs. Lucy Kelly,
both of Sanford; five grandchild
ren and nine great-grandchildren.
HHS Band Gives
The members of the Heke
County High School band togeth
er with Mr. Melvin’s Red Springs
pupils gave their annual spring
concert Wednesday, April 13 at
8:00 o’clock in the high school
auditoriuni. This program mark
ed the beginning of a series of
school activities to be given this
Since the organization of the
h'and in the high school, it has
steadily improved in tone and
technique. The marches and over
tures were skillfully played and
each member of the band showed
considerable mastery of his in
A feature of the program, was
a French horn solo, “The ‘Lost
Chord”, played by Milton Mann.
For Cdtton, Wheat
Gathering Data For
Setting Up Allotments
The Hoke County Agricultural
Conservation Association is now
conducting one of the biggest
farm surveys ever attempted in
this county as part of Statewide
undertaking to gather informa
tion from farmers for establish
ing wheat and cotton acreage al
lotments. R. J. Hasty, Chairman
of the Hoke County ACA Com
mittee. states that the success of
the survey depends upon the work
and cooperation of Conununity
Committeemen assisting in the
project and upon the complete
cooperation of farmers who will
“I am fully aware that this
survey comes at a time when our
farmers are very busy,” Mr. Has
ty said, “and I realize that it ia
a real sacrifice for them to stop
work at this season even for a
little while. However, the infor
mation which farmers are asked
to provide is of vital importance
to assume them a fair and equit
able acreage when wheat and
cotton allotments go into affect.
Insofar as they are able, com
munity committeemen will at
tempt to inconvience farmers as
little as possible and gather the
required information quickly. I
sincerely urge farmers to assist
the County Committee and them
selves by giving replies as accu
rately as possible to the questions
which will be asked them.”
Mr. Hasty stated that the data,
-which the Coun-ty Committee must
assemble, is c^uite detailed. In
addition to wheat and cotton
grown, the survey will ask for
acreages of specified war crops,
that of conserving crops, non-
cropland and pasture, a verifica
tion of cropland and a statement
on farm changes that have taken
place in ret:ent years. He said
that most of the information will
be obtained for the years 1945
through 1949, although in some
instances information on the year
1941 will be needed.
In the case of wheat farms, the
Chairman said, the information
must be compiled by the State
PMA Committee by the end of
May in order to set wheat allot
ments and notify producers by
the end of June. If marketing
quotas on wheat are proclaimed,
a Wheat Referendum must be
held not later than July 25. Cotton
allotments for the 1950 crop must
be established by early fall, and
if marketing quotas on cotton are
proclaimed the Cotton Referen
dum must be held in November
EXPRESS EMBARGO OFF
BY FMC GLEE CLUB
The Flora Macdonald college
glee club, numbering 70 sing-
jers, will be heard in a program
;of sacred music Sunday even
ing at 8:00 o’clock at the Rae
ford Presbyterian church to
wheih the public is inrited.
The glee club has made an
enviable reputation for itself
in concerts throughout North
Carolina, and church officials
are happy to have a Raeford
appearance on their schedule.
Dean of Music Robert Reuter'
is director. ,
Note^It was our plan to
publish a picture of the glee
club this week but due to a
'regrettable oversight on our
part the plate did not arrive
Will Preside At
Superior Court ;
To Start Monday; Light
Docket of Criminal And
Civil Cases; Jury Listed.
The embargo on all rail and
air express shipments between
New York City and Raeford, N.
C., which has been in effect since
March 9th, due to a slowdown
strike there, was lifted today and
express service is again normal,
according to Agent Price Morris.
C OF C CLEAN-UP,
OF MAY 15-21
R. B. Lewis, president of
the Raeford Chamber of Com
merce, announced this week
that the board of directors of
the Chamber had decided to
sponsor a “Clean-up. Paint-E^n
iWeek” here the third week in
Lewis said the complete de
tails of the promotion, would
be announced later and tha‘
'committees would be appointed
ito superintend all phases of
'the campaign to the end that
I the business and residentia.
isections of Raeford are made
more beautiful, more sanitary
and safer from a standpoint
of fire. , ■
The fifty-third annual session
of the Woman’s Missionary Union
of the Robeson Baptist Associa
tion convened in the Raeford
church last Friday.
Greetings were extended by
Mrs. J. M. Baker, president of the
Woman’s Missionary Society. The
theme of the meeting was “That
the World May Know.” Miss
Sarah Frances Diaz, a native of
Cuba, made the special address
on this subject. A most interest
ing morning session with special
music, Robert Gatlin being solo
ist. lasted until IdM) P. M. when
lunch was served in the basement
of the church. The same theme
followed in the afternoon, “That
the World May Know,, through
the Young People’s organizations.
Three young people were present
ed on the afternoon program.
They were Douglas Dixon from
the Royal Ambassadors, Peggy
Kinlaw from the Raeford Sun
beams and Bettie Benner from
Girls’ Auxiliary. The closing mes
sage was “Assist Me to Proclaim,”
by. Rev. J. D. Barnett, association-
N. C. Bankers To
Hold Convention In
Pinehurst May 2-3
More than 750 bankers are ex
pected to attend the 53rd Annual
Convention of the North Carolina
Bankers Association in Pindiurst,
May 2-^-3, according to Fred W.
Greene, Executive Secretary.
Headquarters for the Convention
will be at The Carolina Hotel.
John F. McNair, Jr., President
of the Association, and Executive
Vice-President of .The State Bank
at Laurinburg will preside.
The main speakers at the open
ing session on the morning of May
2 are scheduled to be Dr. Charles
W. Williams, head of the Depart
ment of Economics and Commerce,
University of Louisville, Ken
tucky; and Wiley F. Mitchell, Jr.,
of Youngsville, winner of the
Soil Conservation Public Speak
Carlyle Emery, Vice-President,
Ruthrauff and Ryan Company,
Inc., Chicago; and Dr. James A.
Jones, Myers Park Presbyterian
Church, Charlotte, will speak at
the Tuesday, morning session.
InstaUation of newly elected of-
(Cbntinued> on * Page 7)
STORES TO CLOSES ON
WEDNESDAY P. M.
Judge John J. Burney of Wil
mington IS scheduled to ’oe the i.
presiding judge at the April term 4'
of Hoke county superior court
which will convene here next
Monday, .4.pril 25. Five of the
eight cases to be tried are mis
demeanors "being appealed, from
lower courts. The other three in- "
dictments involve felonies. De
fendants in these include Mildred
McMVlan, colc/ed woman charged
with assault with a deadly weap
on with intent to kill, Wes Wn-
lia.ms, colored man charged with
the larceny of over $50 in money. '
Jhe third case possibly involving
a felony is that in which Mattie
Belle Worthy, colored, is bemg
held under a S500 bond awmting :
action of the grand jury in a case
where she was the driver of a
car in a wreck where a man ■was
killed. A manslaughter charge
can arise from this.
The criminal cases are schedul
ed for trial on Monday and Tues
day and the civil cases are to
come up on Wednesday. Th^
include six divorce cases and
The jury list for the term .fol
lows. Of these jurors nine will be
come members of the grand jur^^
as nine of the present panel of
18 have been discharged.
B. L. Jones, Carlton J. McNriR,
A. A. Garner, Chalmers Parks,
C." W. Covington, Ernest Wood-
dow Davis, C. B. McBryde, W. L,
McFadyen, Cameron Johnson, W.
C. Boahn,' Heston Rose, Milton '
Parks, Ufa Matthews, James
Thames, B. F. McGregor, M. C.'
Almond, W. "f. Walters, C. M.
Jackson, C. C. Conoly, J. L. War
ner, H. G. Clark, Z. V. Brooks,
B. J. Jones, Wade Almond, T. A.
Meinnis, J. R. Hendrix, A. R. Cur
rie, E. R. Seaford, A. W. Wood,
Wilmer Hendrix, E. C. Duncan,
R. D. Strother, Mrs. Duke Mar
shall, Ross Miller, E. G. Wickline.
Ernest L. Davis, Mrs. Nelda T.
Baucom, Eugene B. Maxwell, A.
D. Peterson, John Gordon, J. W.
Russell, D. K. Parker, Editii
Black and Gaston McNeilL
John L. Rackley, Sr.
Is Taken By Death
John L Rackley, Sr., 64, died
suddenly Saturday night at his
home on route one, Hope Mills.
was a well-known merchant and
former employee of the State
Bom near Raeford, he was the
son of the late J. Robert Raefclex;
of Cumberliind county and Eliza
beth McLean of Maxton.
He is survived by his wife, 'SlA
former Lula Everitte; by one son.
John E. Rackley, Jr., former coach
at Hope Mills and now coadk at
Gray High school in Winstwi:-
Salem; by one daughter, Bfica.
Arthur Jenkins of Fayetteville;
by one brother. Will H. Racklqr.
of Smithfield; and by three sistew;,
Mrs. E. R. Watson' of Selma, Mrs.
S. M. Mclnhis of Pine Bluff and
Mrs. W. F. Livingston of Dun-
Funeral services were conduct— S|
ed Monday afternoon at, 3 o’clodk ':|
from the Galatia church by Rex. g
Russell S. Harrison. Rev. V. 4
Queen and Rev. B. O. Shannon. :||
Bui'ial vvas in the church ceme-.
In an advertisement appearing
in this issue se'^eral more stores
announce that they 'vyill begin
closing on Wednesday Afternoons
on ^Wednesday, May .4. The ad in
cludes several stores hpw already
closing on Wednesdays and makes
quite a lafgb percentage' of, the
town’s firms which vyill riot be
open on Wednesday afternoons
during the ' suamier months.
PTA PRESENTS LOUNGE
At the PTA meeting at th»!„:
Raeford Graded school Monday J
night the association formaRyJ^
presented the teachers ,of
school with .a lounge. This lou
,1^ .the ••first mom on the right o^l
entering the building. It hitei
'been completely and nicely
nished by the PTA and will |
a long-existing need..